Hang or Handpan is a musical instrument which belongs to the Idiophone class. It is based on the Caribbean Steelpan instrument and created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Scharer in Bern, Switzerland by their company named PANArt Hangbau AG. The instrument is made from two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet glued together at the rim. The inside is hollow and has a convex lens shape. The top side is called “Ding” and the bottom side is called as “Gu”. Hang is played resting the instrument on the player’s lap with the hands and fingers. Here is a small video demonstrating the Hang. Picture and Video provided only for illustration – Credit: Yatao Music 00

Udu Drum

Udu is a Vessel shaped musical instrument belonging to the Aerophone family. It is an instrument used by the Igbo people of Nigeria. It is basically a water Jug with a hole on its belly. Udu used to be played by the Igbo women for ceremonial uses. Udu is made of clay and played by hand. A bass sound can be produced by hitting the big hole while playing the instrument. By controlling the position of the hand on the upper hole of the instrument, the pitch can be changed. Udu is nowadays used as a percussion instrument in different music styles. Here is a small video on how to play the Udu instrument. Enjoy!! Video provided only for illustration – Credit: World Drum Club 00